Person:Richard Townsend (22)

Watchers
m. 14 NOV 1642
  1. Richard Townsend1645 -
  2. Richard Townsend1652/53 - 1732
  3. John Townsend1656 - 1727
  4. William Townsend1658 - 1692
  5. Mary Townsend1661 -
  • HRichard Townsend1652/53 - 1732
  • WAnn Hutchins - 1732/33
m. 25 MAY 1677
  1. Joseph Townsend1678 - 1681
  2. Hannah Townsend1680 - 1763
  3. James Townsend1682 - 1736
  4. Mary Townsend1685 - 1751
  5. Joseph Townsend1687 - aft 1731
  6. Sarah Townsend1689 - 1732
Facts and Events
Name[1] Richard Townsend
Gender Male
Birth[1] 22 JAN 1652/53 Bucklebury, Berkshire, Englandyear “165[2/]3”
Marriage 25 MAY 1677 England25 3rd mo. 1677, Newbury MM
to Ann Hutchins
Immigration[1] 1682 Pennsylvania, United Statessailed to America on the Welcome
Religion? Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Will? 11 JAN 1727/28 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death[1][4] 28 MAR 1732 East Bradford, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States28 1st mo. 1732, Concord MM; at the house of his nephew Joseph
Burial[1][4] 30 MAR 1732 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States30 1st mo. 1732, Concord MM
Probate? 14 APR 1733 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Stateswill proved

About the year 1727, Richard Townsend made a “testimony” which gives some insight into his life since arriving in America.[2] He also mentions that he set up the first grist mill in Philadelphia Co. along Chester Creek. However, Ashmead states in his History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania that Richard was a partner in the venture, but that Caleb Pusey was appointed the agent and manager of the joint concern.[3]

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Greene, David L. “Townsend Ancestry of Richard of the Welcome, John of Philadelphia, Joseph of Chester County, and Joan of Chester County”, in Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania), 42 (4): 293-313, Fall/Winter 2002.

    (See Richard1 Townsend from pages 301–303.)

  2. Townsend, Richard. Testimony of Richard Townsend. (Proud, Robert. The History of Pennsylvania in North America. (Philadelphia: Zachariah Poulson, Jr., 1797). 1:228–232.), about 1727.
  3. Ashmead, Henry Graham. History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. (Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & Co., 1884), 429.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Greene writes, “Location and date of death and burial in 1876 genealogies in Concord Monthly Meeting Minutes, abstracted in Peden and Launey, ‘Concord Monthly Meeting,’ 262.”